Career Assistance Interventions. Natalia Stambulova, PhD The Centre for Welfare , Health & Sport Research Halmstad University, Sweden. Florianopolis, Brazil* June 2, 2010. Overview. Career assistance and related theoretical frameworks and research: A brief overview
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Natalia Stambulova, PhD
The Centre for Welfare, Health & Sport Research
Halmstad University, Sweden
Florianopolis, Brazil* June 2, 2010
Career assistance (CA) is a rapidly developing discourse in applied sport psychology focused on helping athletes with various issues related to their careers in and outside of sport
CA is provided by private (educational and clinical) consultants and within the Career Assistance Programs (CAPs)Career Assistance (CA)
One specific area in career assistance relates to helping athletes to cope with:
Based on career development & transition (CDT) research, e.g., Petitpas, Brewer & Van Raalte, 2002; Stambulova, 2000; 2010; Wylleman & Lavallee, 2004.
Content – Theory-research relevance – Approaches used - Outcomes
Wylleman, 2004a; 2004b; Wylleman, Theeboom, & Lavallee, 2004;Reints & Wylleman, 2009a; 2009b.
LDI programs involve teaching applied sport psychology focused on helping athletes with life skills, which can be applied in various spheres of life, e.g.,managing stress, setting reachable goals, communicating effectively, overcoming roadblocks, handling success and failure, etc.
Target groups: young athletes, student-athletes
Principles of effective teaching:concept, examples, practice, reflectionsLife Development/Skills Training (LDI)
Danish, Petitpas, & Hale, 1993; Danish, 2001; Lavallee, 2005; Mayocchi,& Hanrahan, 2000;Petitpas et al., 2009; Ahlgren-Bedics & Monda, 2009; Van Aken et al., 2008
Lally, 2007; Lavallee, 2005; Lavallee, Gordon, & Grove, 1997;Petitpas et al., 2009; Petitpas & France, in press; Stephan & Brewer, 2007; Warriner & Lavallee, 2008.
See more in: Schinke & Hanrahan (Eds), 2009; Schinke, Gauthier, Dibuk, & Crowder, 2007; Tenenbaum, Jones et al., 2003.
CI in career assistance deal with applied sport psychology focused on helping athletes with overtraining, neuroses, psycho-somatic illnesses, alcohol/drug use, negative identities, sexual orientation issues and homophobia, eating disorders, anger and aggression, grieving, clinical depression, and suicidal thoughts, etc.
Various psycho-therapeutic approaches: psychoanalysis, existential therapy, KBTClinical Interventions (CI)
Alfermann & Stambulova, 2007; Andersen, 2001; Barney & Andersen, 2000; Cogan, 2000; Eyal, 2001; Maniar & Sommers-Flanagan, 2009; Petrie & Sherman, 2000.
Athlete as a whole person
Mio, Barker-Hackett,& Tumambing, 2006;Ryba & Wright, 2005; 2010; Ryba (Ed.), 2010; Stambulova, 2010; Stambulova & Alfermann, 2009.
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